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  1. Murphy the miniature pinscher

    23 Jul 2017

    We photograph so many dogs in the great outdoors that sometimes it’s a pleasant change to have a shoot in a home environment. So when Lucy & Jon opted to have their miniature pinscher Murphy photographed in the comfort of their own home and garden I was excited to see what…


  2. George the Wilko cat (keeping his cool during a heatwave)

    21 Jun 2017

    Many people who have visited the Kings Chase shopping centre in Kingswood (a suburb of Bristol) may have been fortunate enough to encounter a rather famous cat: George a.k.a. the Wilko cat.  A very handsome and equally cheeky tabby cat who lives locally, George has made Wilko his second home, to the delight of many adoring fans…


  3. Competition winner: dog photoshoot (Belle)

    30 May 2017

    Back in December 2016 we ran a competition to win a brilliant stack of prizes from lots of local pet businesses, including a cat photoshoot and a dog photoshoot from The Pet Collective.We thought you might like to see the results Emily Daly won the dog bundle, opting to have a photoshoot for her dog…


  4. Competition winner: cat photoshoot (Loki & Lexi)

    30 May 2017

    Back in December 2016 we ran a competition to win a brilliant stack of prizes from lots of local pet businesses, including a cat photoshoot and a dog photoshoot from The Pet Collective.We thought you might like to see the results!Louise Lizin was our lucky winner of the cat bundle, and had a photoshoot for her…


  5. A gorgeous pair of greyhounds

    30 May 2017

    We are fortunate to be able to work with so many varied breeds of dog, but despite the fact we had over 100 different clients last year we surprisingly only had one gorgeous greyhound to photograph. So we were excited at the prospect of being let loose with a pair of greyhounds…


  6. Spring has sprung: Bristol style

    18 Apr 2017

    This sweet little lady (above) is Mabel and she lives with a lovely couple called Phil and Kath in Bristol. After their daughter Rachael moved away from home, there was a space in the family home that needed filling.We met Phil, Kath, Rachael and Mabel at an event last summer. Rachael sneakily purchased a photoshoot voucher without her…


  7. The Pet Collective 2016: a year in pet photos

    05 Jan 2017

    Simon and I (Carly) have been portrait photographers for many years, but having launched The Pet Collective as a specialist pet photography service in December 2015 we have been overwhelmed with how well it’s been received When we launched we immediately garnered much interest and intrigue, which ultimately led to over 100 new clients…


  8. Lily’s Kitchen delicious new menu, in photos

    15 Nov 2016

    We recently photographed a selection of the new Lily’s Kitchen menu for cats.  A box full of goodies arrived humorously addressed to our 3 feline friends. The postman asked for a signature from Max Louie or Charlie so when we explained they are our cats he laughed and agreed to settle for a paw print.  First up was the…


  9. The four seasons: Dogs in summer

    14 Oct 2016

    We love photographing cats and dogs equally, but there is no denying that it’s pretty exciting being able to go to pretty much any public space with a dog for a location shoot. You’re really only limited by the dog’s behaviour and any spaces where dogs aren’t permitted off lead. …


  10. The best behaved bunch: Collies & kids!

    13 Oct 2016

    Gemma contacted The Pet Collective a while back having been impressed with our work online, keen to arrange a photoshoot for her 5 dogs Being a dog trainer with her own very successful business (Daybreak Dogs) life took over and having not scheduled a shoot, the eldest of Gemma’s beloved dogs Kai passed away very…


  11. Forthglade: Clean eating for dogs campaign

    06 Oct 2016

    The Pet Collective have an ongoing relationship with Forthglade natural pet food, and as such were approached to photograph the Forthglade #cleaneatingfordogs campaign this summer It’s no secret that we love fun and creative photography, so the brief was an exciting one: “Create a witty parody of The Hemsley Sisters, who promote clean eating for…


  12. Skater girl Georgia with personality-filled pug

    22 Jun 2016

    When we originally chatted about locations for Georgia’s photoshoot with her cute little crossbreed pug x shihtzu Bobo we discussed her home town of Keynsham as being a nice meaningful place to capture them together.  However, on discovering that Georgia is a keen skater I knew there was a perfect spot in…


  13. Wedding photography Vs cats. Who wins?

    08 Jun 2016

    Those of you who know us (Carly and Simon) will know that alongside The Pet Collective we also offer other photography services in different guises. One of those services is wedding photography as Simon Withyman Photography.  Occasionally, just occasionally, these worlds collide. When we work at a wedding, we work…


  14. The four seasons: Dogs in spring

    23 May 2016

    We love photographing cats and dogs equally, but there is no denying that it’s pretty exciting being able to go to pretty much any public space with a dog for a location shoot. You’re really only limited by the dog’s behaviour and any spaces where dogs aren’t permitted off lead…


  15. Bristol cats Honey & Floydy

    20 May 2016

    As pet portrait photographers a question we are often asked is “Is it hard photographing cats? I bet they never do what you want!” Our answer?  Generally, they are no more difficult than dogs, as long as you know the numerous quirks of cat behaviour. The exception to the rule is with an extremely…


  16. A cat birthday party - yes, really!

    26 Mar 2016

    We’ve been photographing cats for as long as we can remember, but since launching The Pet Collective in November 2015 we’ve really concentrated on producing consistently high quality stylish pet portrait photography, and of course that includes regular photoshoots for our own cats.  With Louie’s 3rd birthday earlier this week (21st March) it seemed like the…


  17. Holly Hedge heartbreakers “take me home!”

    21 Feb 2016

    We offer our photography services on a voluntary basis to Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary, scheduling regular visits in our spare time to ensure the little kitties stand their best chance at getting noticed and then adopted by providing pictures to share across Holly Hedge’s social media It’s a strange thing when you volunteer…


  18. How can I control my dog’s barking?

    10 Nov 2015

    Barking is a natural way for a dog to communicate, much like a human talking. Dogs bark for a variety of reasons including (but not limited to) play, communicating with puppies, as a greeting for humans, or while distressed/asking for help. When barking becomes excessive it can become a daily nuisance for…


  19. Handsome Harry: the white cat

    23 Oct 2015

    Harry’s human Gemma booked a portrait shoot with me in their shared house in trendy Southville (shared with other humans in case you were wondering…) When I arrived Harry had been spooked by me ringing the doorbell. Thankfully it was only a couple of minutes until he realised it was safe to come downstairs and approach me…


  20. Forthglade cat & dog food advertising campaign

    23 Oct 2015

    Forthglade is an established and trusted household brand of UK-produced natural pet food for happy and healthy pets, catering for both discerning dogs and cultured cats.  During the summer of 2015 The Pet Collective was commissioned to shoot a series of photos for the autumn launch of Forthglade’s brand new website. Split over 3 days of shooting we covered…


  21. Boysie: a beloved black cat

    23 Oct 2015

    Back in September 2015 I photographed a much loved companion, Choti aka Boysie, a 17 year-old black cat; a valued and affectionate side-kick to Sarah Amidst a cold downpour of rain Sarah warmly welcomed me into her cosy Fishponds home and the bond between her and Boysie was evident as soon as I walked through the door.  It’s no surprise though, given that…


  22. Cute kittens: Mira & Orion

    23 Oct 2015

    In August 2015 I shot some pet portraits for Sofia and Tony, a young Bristol couple who had recently welcomed two beautiful little kittens - Mira and Orion - into their life Say hello to Mira (a super cute calico kitten), and Orion (a gorgeous silky crazy black kitten). Typically kittens are more…


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